A History of Place and Family in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan - The Champlain Society Podcast on Canadian History

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A History of Place and Family in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

In this podcast episode, Greg Marchildon interviews Robert Boschman on his new book White Coal City: A Memoir of Place & Family published by the University of Regina Press in 2021. Part memoir and part history, his book is a unique reflection on the continuing impact of past trauma, both familial and societal. Place is central in his account. Although Prince Albert (PA) is the focal point, the book describes the northcentral part of Saskatchewan, from Saskatoon to PA and the Mennonite and Indigenous communities in between and further north, and its difficult history of Indigenous-settler relations. Robert Boschman is currently professor and chair of the Department of English, Languages, and Culture at Mount Royal University in Calgary. He was the recipient of the Research Recognition Award from his university for his research output including White Coal City.



The Champlain Society Podcast on Canadian History

Witness to Yesterday is a new series of podcasts aimed at furthering the Champlain Society's mission of deepening awareness of Canada’s documentary past and of the people who created it. The following are available FREE on the Champlain Society website at http://bit.ly/CS_WTY , Spotify http://bit.ly/WTYspot, iTunes http://bit.ly/WTYpod, Stitcher http://bit.ly/WTY_st and GooglePlay http://bit.ly/WTY-gp .

Witness to Yesterday – http://bit.ly/WTYpod

The Telegram that launched Canada’s Involvement in the Suez Crisis – http://bit.ly/WTYsuez

La carrière fulgurante d’Étienne Brûlé – http://bit.ly/WTYbrule

The Hundred Days Campaign in the First World War – http://bit.ly/WTB100d

The Diary of Lucy Everett Morrison – http://bit.ly/WTYlucy

The Conscription Crisis, 1917 – http://bit.ly/WTYconcr

La crise de la conscription, 1917 – http://bit.ly/WTYconscr

John A Macdonald and “the crisis” of 1885 – http://bit.ly/WTYjohnA

Henri Bourassa and Confederation  – http://bit.ly/WTYhbcon

La Confédération et Henri Bourassa – http://bit.ly/WTYhenri

Canada's Khaki Election of December, 1917 – http://bit.ly/WTYkhak

Beaverbrook: A Canadian in the David Lloyd George Cabinet, February 1918 – http://bit.ly/WTYbea

The Strange Birth of the NHL in December 1917 – http://bit.ly/WTYnhl

Canada at the Winter Olympics – http://bit.ly/WTYoly

The Unknown Northwest Passage – http://bit.ly/WTYnwp

Battling for The Maritimes, 1690-1763 – http://bit.ly/WTYmar
Reconsidering the Legacy of Vimy – http://bit.ly/WTYvimy
Rediscovering the Explorer Philip Turnor – http://bit.ly/WTYept
The Canadian Irish and the First World War – http://bit.ly/chamMMG
Native American Church and the Religious Use of Peyote in Canada – http://bit.ly/WTYpeyote
The Universe of John Plaskett, Astronomer – http://bit.ly/WTY_jp
Pierre Trudeau, Trudeaumania 50 years later – http://bit.ly/WTY_pet
The History of Psychiatric Care and Mental Hospitals in Canada – http://bit.ly/WTYpsyc
Hudson’s Bay Company Governor James Knight, 1714–1717 – http://bit.ly/WTY_hbc
The History of Canadian Spying http://bit.ly/WTY_spy
Teaching How to Think Historically in Canadian Schools – http://bit.ly/WTYTHT
The History of Indian Hospitals – http://bit.ly/WTY_ih
The Teaching of History in Quebec’s Schools – http://bit.ly/WTYqsh
L’enseignement de l’histoire au Québec  – http://bit.ly/WTYqshf
Lawyers, Families and Canadian Business – http://bit.ly/WTYlfcb
The Teaching of History in Canada’s High Schools – http://bit.ly/WTYtoh
The Power of Prime Ministers in the First 50 Years of Confederation – http://bit.ly/WTYppm
The Origins of the Security State -  http://bit.ly/WTY_OSS
Canada Day Special: Canada’s Incomplete Conquests - http://bit.ly/WTY_can
Elizabeth Hale and The Two Solitudes, 200 years Ago - http://bit.ly/WTYhale
The Making of Obesity in Canada - http://bit.ly/WTYmoc
Canada’s Writers confront the Vietnam War - http://bit.ly/WTYcwv
The Fascinating Career of Mackenzie King's Diary - http://bit.ly/WTYlmk
The Enigmatic Donald Creighton - http://bit.ly/WTYcrei
The "Other 1968": René Lévesque and the Founding of the Parti Québécois  - http://bit.ly/CSWTYrl
"L'autre 1968"  René Lévesque et la fondation du Parti québécois - http://bit.ly/CSWTYrlf
Canada's Cyclist Soldiers of The First World War- http://bit.ly/CSWTYccs
Armistice Day Special - http://bit.ly/WTYarm
The Importance of the Eaton's Santa Claus Parade - http://bit.ly/WTYsanta
The Secrets of Banking History in Canada - http://bit.ly/WTYbank
The History of Gay Life on the Prairies - http://bit.ly/WTYprair
"Making Multiculturalism" The History of a Toronto School - http://bit.ly/WTY_mms
The Impact of Freak Shows in Canada - http://bit.ly/WTYfreak
How George Washington Killed 10 French Canadians and Started a World War - http://bit.ly/WTY7yr
The American Obsession with the 1837-38 Rebellions - http://bit.ly/WTY_AJ
L'obsessoin américaine avec les rebellions de 1837-38 - http://bit.ly/WTY_AGf
The FLQ Bombings 50 Years Later - http://bit.ly/WTY_flq
Canada at the Versailles Treaty, 1919 - http://bit.ly/WTY_vers
The 1979 Election in Canada forty years later - http://bit.ly/WTY_joe
The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 one Hundred Years Later- http://bit.ly/CSWTYwin
The Campaign for Women's Vote in Ontario - http://bit.ly/WTYvote
Prime Ministers and the Press - http://bit.ly/WTYpmpress
Canada's Uneasiness with International Human Rights - http://bit.ly/WTYcihr
Pierre E. Trudeau was not a Socialist! - http://bit.ly/WTYnsoc
The Drama of Oscar Skelton- http://bit.ly/WTY_ods
The Business of the Early NHL - http://bit.ly/WTYnhlb
The Lives and Times of Kouchibouguac - http://bit.ly/WTY_ltk
Mackenzie King meets Hitler, June 1937 - http://bit.ly/WTY_mkh
Canada and the Far East - http://bit.ly/WTYcfe
Remembrance Day Special: The Great War Comes to Ontario - http://bit.ly/WTY_rem
The 2019 Election in a Historical Context: A Roundtable - http://bit.ly/WTYe
Marcel Cadieux and the Art of Diplomacy - http://bit.ly/WTYmc
The Devastating Flu Epidemic of 1918-19 in Canada - http://bit.ly/WTY_flu
Hating the Catholics in Canada - http://bit.ly/WTY_hcc
The Politics of the Champlain Monument in Orillia, Ontario - http://bit.ly/WTYoril
Harry Crerar's Army - http://bit.ly/WTY_cre
The Rise and Fall of One-Industry Towns in Northern Canada - http://bit.ly/WTYojt
Henri Bourassa and the Great War - http://bit.ly/WTYbour
Mary Quayle Innis and the Professor - http://bit.ly/WTY_mi
The Origins of The Modern Canadian Healthcare System - http://bit.ly/WTY_td
Quebec in a Global Light - http://bit.ly/WTY_qgl
Le Québec à la lumière du monde - http://bit.ly/WTY_qglf
Canada on the UN Security Council - http://bit.ly/WTYcaUN
Canada’s Scottish Refugees - http://bit.ly/WTYscot
Edward Cecil-Smith, Canadian Communist - http://bit.ly/WTYecs
Teyoninhokarawen: A Mohawk in the War of 1812 - http://bit.ly/WTY_tey
The Place of Race in Canada's International History - https://bit.ly/WTYrac
James Teit and the First Nations on the Pacific Coast - http://bit.ly/WTYjt
The History of Canada's Car Industry -
How Canada Nearly Forgot the Second World War - https://bit.ly/WTY_HCNF
Thomas Chapais, Tory Historian -  https://bit.ly/WTYchab
Thomas Chapais, Historien Loyaliste - https://bit.ly/WTYchabf
The Bank of Montreal's Influence to the end of the Second World War- https://bit.ly/WTY_bmo
The Bank of Montreal's Success Since 1945 - https://bit.ly/WTYbmo2
Acadian Fire, 1968 - https://bit.ly/WTYarc
Reinventing Canada after 1945 - https://bit.ly/WTYrei
Canada in Afghanistan - https://bit.ly/WTYciaf
Canadian History through the eyes of the Canadian Canoe Museum  - https://bit.ly/WTY_ccm
The Labatt’s Saga - http://bit.ly/WTYlab
Harold Innis on Peter Pond and the Art of Biography - http://bit.ly/WTYhipp
The Tragedy of Almighty Voice - https://bit.ly/3ka3HR8   
Canada, 1919 -
The Making of Louis Riel - https://bit.ly/3mHfKYg
Pierre Laporte: Martyr of the 1970 October Crisis - http://bit.ly/WTYPLe
Pierre Laporte: Martyre de la Crise d’Octobre - http://bit.ly/WTYPLf
The Genius of Pierre-Esprit Radisson - http://bit.ly/WTY_per
CBC Television’s Interpretation of Canadian History- http://bit.ly/WTY_cbc
Mi'kmaq Life before the Europeans - http://bit.ly/WTY_mik
2020 Remembrance Day Special: Canada at War, with Jack Granatstein - http://bit.ly/WTY_rem20
Montreal’s “Le Devoir” and the Jews - https://bit.ly/WTYldev
The Hockey Story in Canada - https://bit.ly/WTYHCan
Donald Wright’s Very Short Introduction to Canadian History - https://bit.ly/WTYdw
Quebec Referenda 25 and 40 years later - https://bit.ly/WTY_rl
Les référendums de 1980 et 1995 en perspective  - https://bit.ly/WTY_rlf
Wrestling and the Sporting Culture in the Prairies - https://bit.ly/WTYwres
The State of Canada in 1945 - http://bit.ly/WTY45
The Mysterious Louis St-Laurent - http://bit.ly/WTY_lsl
Multicultural Policy 50 Years Later -  http://bit.ly/WTYmulti
Immigrant Doctors in the History of Canadian Medicare - http://bit.ly/WTY_dr
The Portuguese in Canada - http://bit.ly/WTY_pic
Newfoundland’s Long and Winding Road to Confederation - http://bit.ly/WTY_nf
How Political Parties Imposed Total Discipline in Canada - http://bit.ly/WTYpoli
Comment les partis politiques ont imposé une discipline totale au Canada - http://bit.ly/WTYpolif
The History of Equalization in Canada  - http://bit.ly/WTY_eq
New Perspectives on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese-Canadians - http://bit.ly/WTYnpid
The History of Political Parties in Canada - http://bit.ly/WTYhppc
Blindness to Indigenous Realities - http://bit.ly/WTY_bin
Tax, Order And Good Government: Historical Views on Tax Fairness in Canada - http://bit.ly/WTYtog
Viscount Haldane: The Unknown Father of Confederation - http://bit.ly/WTY_vh
Jennifer Brown on the history and ethnography of Indigenous peoples in the Canadian Northwest - http://bit.ly/WTYjb
Historic Sites in Prairie Canada - http://bit.ly/WTYhspc
The Ku Klux Klan in Canada  - http://bit.ly/WTYkkk
The History of the 1960s Scoop of Indigenous Children in Prairie Canada - http://bit.ly/WTY_60s
The Enigmatic W.P.M. Kennedy: The History of a Canadian Academic - http://bit.ly/WTYewpm
The Black Loyalists of New Brunswick - http://bit.ly/WTYblnb
A History of Law in Canada from the beginning until Confederation - http://bit.ly/WTYclaw
John Lennon in Canada - http://bit.ly/WTYlenn
Beauty Contests and Settler Femininity - http://bit.ly/WTYbeau
How First Nations became marginalized in the Canadian Prairies to make way for Euro-Canadian settlement - http://bit.ly/WTYhfnb
The Historical Geography of Canada as a Bounded Land - http://bit.ly/WTYJ11
Women and the History of the Vote in the Prairie Provinces - http://bit.ly/WTYj18
Decoding Indigenous Governance in the First Centuries of Contact -https://bit.ly/WTYj25
A History of Immigrant Arrivals through Pier 21 in Halifax - https://bit.ly/WTYpier21
The History and Impact of the New Left in Toronto  - https://bit.ly/WTYnewl
A History of the Métis Nation - https://bit.ly/WTYmetis
A history of place and family in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan - https://bit.ly/WTYpask


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